Internationally Trained Psychologists

Process to Register

This type of registration is intended for those currently licensed or registered for active practice outside of Canada. A candidate who qualifies for the Internationally Trained Psychologists (ITP) application: 

  • has registration and in good standing with a psychology regulatory body in their home jurisdiction (outside of Canada)
  • is currently licensed to practice psychology in their home jurisdiction
  • has been practicing independently in their home jurisdiction for a minimum of two (2) years during the previous five (5) years

The first step in the registration process is for the applicant to apply to have their academic credentials evaluated at a meeting of the Credentials Evaluation Sub-Committee (CESC). Upon approval of their academic credentials, the applicant may apply for registration. The successful ITP applicant is granted provisional psychologist status and must complete the remaining registration requirements, the EPPP and LEAP Examinations. 

All approved ITP applicants must practice under supervision and secure a supervisor.

Please refer to the Apply for Evaluation of Academic Credentials page for further information to apply to have academic credentials evaluated as the first step in the registration process.

To apply to have your academic credentials reviewed, please go to MyCAP Login to create an account and apply online.


The following section provides resources related to registration as an Internationally Trained Psychologist.

Process to Register

This manual provides the steps required to register as an Internationally Trained Psychologist.

Information for Internationally Educated Applicants

This manual provides information on the minimum requirements for registration.

Registration Verification Part II

Part II must be completed by the relevant regulatory body and forwarded directly to CAP.

Acronyms of Interest

Read up on the acronyms of interest to assist you in the requirements for registration.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Read our FAQs to learn about the requirements to register as an Internationally Trained Psychologist.

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